How Far Along: 16 weeks as of today! Not your usual bump picture this week- just one of the many from our quick and dirty family session this past weekend while home in New Jersey. Many thanks to my Dad for having the patience (and talent!) to capture my crazy bunch.
Total Weight Gain: Not sure. I am sure, however, that I'm going to stop answering this question until it's closer to Baby Day. My goal is not to gain fifty pounds like I did with Carter. I gained forty with Maclane and I'd be happy with that number again. Check back in approximately twenty-nine weeks.
Symptoms: Oh heartburn, my old friend.
Maternity Clothes: Starting to think about what the hell I'm going to wear to a black tie wedding in January. Pretty sure they don't sell that kind of fancy at the GAP. Will likely try renting a maternity dress from one of those maternity-wear rental sites like Borrow For Your Bump or Rent Maternity Wear. (That just sounds like a horrible idea in my head but I can't justify that purchase!) Anyone have any other good ideas?
Gender: 100% certain it's a boy! Our sneak peek at 10 weeks rings true and if you saw the same ultrasound we saw at that time, there would have been no doubt in your mind either. Beyond excited (and maybe a little overwhelmed) to add a third boy to this brood!
Movement: Waiting for the flutters and rolls to become more consistent.
Sleep: It wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't waking up twice during the night to pee. Each time it takes me at least another thirty-forty minutes to fall asleep after that. So frustrating!
Cravings: This week it's spicy cheeseburgers (we're talking with ghost sauce!)
Thinking Names: Breaking news! There looks to be one name that I haven't mentioned on here yet that both the husband and I kind of like. Okay, I really like it and he doesn't hate it. I'm bummed that I can't drag him willingly aboard the Ellison and Crosby trains but the name we're currently tossing around is equally as awesome and unique. I'm trying not to get too excited about it.
Funny Moments: Walking into the ultrasound boutique and breaking the streak of pink that preceded us. Nearly all of the babies scanned that evening were girls; we're talking more than 11!
Not So Funny Moments: Wrangling our band of crazy for family pictures. I'm sure I'm making it out to be worse than it was but seriously, a three year old and a seventeen month old aren't exactly the most patient, obedient little subjects. I swear those kids you see in all those perfectly pinned pictures on Pinterest are drugged. Thank goodness for the Photoshop Head Swap.
Nesting: Trying to do all the things before the holidays are officially upon us, and not even the baby-related stuff. Thankfully we're not entertaining any family or friends before Thanksgiving but we are hosting a family Christmas party and Cookie Bake in early December that makes me want to hurry up and have everything in place! Nothing like hosting parties to make you do all the things!
Best Moments this week: Finding out that M3 is a boy and enjoying not only one but two dates with my husband this week! It's the little things.
Looking Forward To: Eating my pregnant way through Thanksgiving. Yum!